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Universal Design for Kitchens and Baths

Universal Design for Kitchens and Baths

Increase Accessibility with Universal Design As more homeowners opt to remodel their current homes for accessibility and safety, those concerns are taken into consideration especially for kitchens or bathrooms. Special considerations often should be made for those falling in the Baby Boomer age group, who especially should take into account the accessibility of their homes and … Continue reading

How to Talk with Clients: Remodeling for Retirement

By: Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. How do you talk about aging when you are interviewing a new client about their remodeling project? In a recent interview with Stephanie Loucka, Director of the Ohio Department of Aging, she said, “People just don’t like talking about aging. Builders and remodelers need to have a conversation with their clients to … Continue reading

2017 Chapter Community Service Award Winners

Each year, NARI honors those who really make a difference in our industry.  On Friday, April 7, 2017 the following six chapters were recognized for their contribution and commitment to Remodeling Done Right by building communities, supporting neighbors and improving the quality of life of those nearest them. Chapter Community Service Award The Chapter Community … Continue reading

“What a Difference a Day Makes”

Greater Cleveland Chapter received 2014 NARI Achievement Chapter Community Service Award This award is presented to a chapter for work done as a community project to enhance the community and increases the awareness of NARI in the community, both locally and nationally. Brian Malion, a Cleveland resident, had been extremely active working as a chef … Continue reading

Rebuilding Together gets first UDCP

The Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay affiliate, located in Tampa Bay, Fla., announced the first-ever Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) on staff. For Senior Project Manager Mark Zdrojewski, the certification program made perfect sense, once it was suggested by longtime education advocate—and NARI and Rebuilding Together board member—Don Strobel, CR, CKBR, GCP, of Strobel Design Build, … Continue reading

Universal design can be a sales tool for interior designers

Interior designers have a keen eye for design trends—color pallets, lines, patterns, textures. But many, like Jennifer Johnson, UDCP, co-owner of Sinjin Studios, are combining that artistic eye with long-term solutions to space usage and products. Johnson’s dual skillsets in interior design and universal design allows her to better communicate the benefits of universal design … Continue reading